In How to be a Woman, Moran wrote one line that jumped right off the page and slapped me – a half-Indian girl – in the face: 'I know absolutely that I don’t want to go to India, or be blonde, or fire a gun'
It doesn’t matter what culture you come from, women’s bodies and the way those bodies are dressed is still seen as public property – or, more accurately, the property of the patriarchy
'Women see the games as the ultimate reality TV show and mini-series rolled into one,' explained John Miller of NBC, completely missing the point that more women watch the Olympics than other sports probably because the Olympic Games have more women in them
'The presence of female athletes in 2012 made things worse, because it allowed Saudi Arabia to escape criticism,' says a researcher on the topic
Is the need for feminism dead? Saatchi & Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts seems to think so, at least in the advertising industry. He’s been put on leave for saying the gender equality debate in his industry is “over”. So at least one senior executive disagrees. Cindy Gallop, former president of global advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York, meanwhile, has recently described advertising as: “a closed loop of white guys talking to other white guys about other white guys.”
Many people have been celebrating the gender swap as some kind of feminist victory… but why? Because of the casting of a white, straight cis male in a role that was originally held by a woman? Hooray! Raise the roof. Hollywood, give yourself a slap on the back for this giant step for women-kind
These men were not extremists existing outside of society; they are products of it. Toxic masculinity demands inequality
It's hard to imagine Samantha Cameron standing on the steps of Number 10, with her fist in the air and a quiver in her voice, beseeching the electorate to vote for Theresa May. t’s hard to imagine Samantha Cameron saying anything, really, but perhaps she has a secret Suffragette tattoo somewhere that the media never found out about
I’ve lost count of the number of well-meaning but careless comments I’ve received since becoming pregnant with my second child: “If you have a boy, that’s when the fun really starts!”, “You’ll have your work cut out if it’s a boy!”, “Be prepared – it’ll be very physical!”
Spice Girls Victoria Beckham and Mel C have applauded the Global Goals campaign initiative
'People talk about gender equality, he has lived it'
The Toast, a feminist publication launched in 2013, is ending operations on 1 July
Watson believes the 'pervasive' issue of violence against women should be talked about more
Shared parental leave, equal pay, anti-discrimination laws, special funding for women-led projects and protection against harassment and human trafficking: it's all enshrined in EU law
If Father’s Day is about celebrating paternal success – if the ‘World’s Best Dad’ mugs lining the kitchen cupboards mean anything at all – what better date is there to reflect on the position of the patriarch in society?
Pakistani senator Hafiz Hamdullah denies alleged attack on Marvi Sirmed